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53 February 26th, 2014 Cady McClain First Airdate On Y&R Revealed! Kelly To Be Romantically Paired With Jack Abbott?

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More details this morning as promised by TV Guide Magazine’s Michael Logan, who got the Intel on when Daytime Emmy winner Cady McClain (Ex-Dixie, AMC) will take over the role of Kelly Andrews from Daytime Emmy winner Cynthia Watros, who is departing The Young and the Restless to concentrate on her new series on MTV Finding Carter!

According to TVG, McClain will begin taping new episode of March 26th and then first be seen on-air in the role on April 24th!

In addition from the item, it appears that it was important to keep Kelly on the canvas because the Y&R powers-that-be intend on pairing the character of Kelly with the character of Jack Abbott (Peter Bergman)!

So, what do you think of a McClain and Bergman romantic pairing as Kelly and Jack on Y&R?  Excited to see Cady in Genoa City?  Let us know your thoughts!

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  1. boes says:

    It’s great that Cady is getting a steady gig.
    It’s too bad that it’s on Y&R, at least right now with the writing so awful and the characters being showcased being even worse.

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    Ashleigh replied

    The stinky part was that we used to have enough amazing forefront actors to make it enjoyable in spite of the stupid stories. Now we’re down to a handful. Cady McClain can help that! Hopefully they won’t shove her down our throats like SB (who I like, but it’s totally being forced so it’s wearing on me.)

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    Jimmy replied

    YES! I have never heard such a true statement! Steve Burton is great but WOW he’s on a lot! And it’s not as though he has good material, he’s either with Avery or Nikki now and it’s testing my patience.

    I miss Genie Francis, Stephen Nichols, Michelle Stafford, Billy Miller and Michael Muhney SO MUCH. David Tom is not a bad actor, but he’s just not Billy anymore.

    Harry replied

    What Jimmy said!
    Steve Burton is wasted on Avery. He ought to have been paired up with Sharon.

  2. Ashleigh says:

    I love Cady McClain. I’m excited. Actually, this is probably the only thing that could have made me excited about the character of Kelly staying on the show. Cady McClain and Peter Bergman are going to have amazing chemistry. Just wait you guys! This is the best news since the tragedy of losing Adam, Billy, Katherine and Phyllis.

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    Harry replied

    I agree that Cady and Peter might enjoy a wonderful and interesting chemistry but please be careful with the usage of the word “tragedy”. Losing those characters was very disappointing, but it does not constitute a tragedy–not even close. Perspective people!
    And Jeanne Cooper’s departure should not be in the same camp as the other actors who either chose to leave or who were fired. Her death was sad, but she lived a good long life doing what she loved to do. That is also not a tragedy.

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    Ashleigh replied

    I think losing Jeanne Cooper was a tragedy. I think it probably was for her family, even if she lived a long life. It’s never easy to lose someone you love. Splitting hairs a bit, aren’t we??

  3. Lee says:

    At least they look more-age appropriate. Were they ever together as a couple on All My Children?

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  4. Rick Rainbow says:

    Happy to see that Cady has landed a new job in Daytime. She certainly deserves it. However, while I do like Cynthia Watros as an actress, I just wonder if she is making a mistake by leaving Y&R as, I know that nothing is written in stone (Learned my lesson from PP/TOLN regarding AMC and OLTL) however, what will Cynthia do if this new series on MTV tanks? Not saying it will but let’s face it, if you have a job these days in the daytime industry wouldn’t you rather stay and make it work to at least ensure that you have a paycheck? I like the idea of a Peter Bergman/CadyMcLain pairing (who wouldn’t if you are an AMC fan). I wish both actresses the best of luck in their new roles. Rainbow Love to both.

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  5. Eileen Hargis says:

    Well, with thos hiring and the annoucement of Michelle Stafford going to GH to play Nina, I guess Y and r is giving up on Phyllis and paving the way for Jack tp have a new love intere Sr t. Peter and Cynthia had chemistry. Dont know if Peter and Cady will have any.

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    Scott (ATWT Fan) replied

    Michelle isn’t going to GH; that rumour has been on-going since she left Y&R. But nothing yet to be confirmed.

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  6. k/kay says:

    Pairing her up with Jack tells me they do not plan to recast Phyllis which suits me fine. They tried recasting once before it did not work.

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  7. Harry says:

    I was hoping that they’d write Kelly off the canvas as her character is not necessary. I was hoping they would make her the culprit who had hit Delia and ran thereby clearing Adam. Having said that, I love the idea of the very talented Cady McClain working with the very talented Peter Bergman. They could work as a couple.
    Another problem is Kelly seems hung up on Billy. I don’t want Jack being served up as someone’s second choice yet again.

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    Dee replied

    Kelly is the culprit. Yet, TPTB overlooked the fact we the audience notice all the details. She was on the list Victor had on his desk. Love Cady McClain, although I was hoping they would recast Phyllis as indicated. JFP really has slipped up everything.

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  8. Mo says:

    Why not Kelly and Jack? Better than Hilary and Jack. Then what? Kelly and Jack get ready to marry and Phyllis suddenly gets better?

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  9. wolfsmistress says:

    I don’t feel that the writing has been bad, considering some of the writings of the last 10 years (reliquary, anyone, or Hightower and other deaths never being solved?).

    As for McClain coming to the show, I’ve never seen her work before, so to me this is yet another recast of a character, which Y&R seems to be doing an awful lot of in the past year or so (helloooo, FOJs!). Since the character of Kelly was to be connected to Jack at the gala, and, to be honest, Watros and Bergman actually looked good together in a photo in the soap mags featuring said gala, I was kind of looking forward to their being paired.

    Imagine how Victoria is going to feel having the woman her husband slept with as a potential sister-in-law! Come to think of it, Billy and Jack have already shared a former sister-in-law of Victoria’s … Sharon! How “ew” can we get, here?

    Very B&B, Y&R, very B&B!!
    wolfy

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  10. Mark says:

    Cady will bring a touch of class to the show which it needs desperately.
    I will miss Cynthia a lot though.

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  11. Mary SF says:

    If they wanted to pair her with Jack they should have cast her as the new Phyllis instead of Kelly

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  12. su0000 says:

    I never liked Cady McClain (Ex-Dixie, AMC)
    She was always a FF irritant..

    So sad.. I miss M/Phillis, M/Adam, and Billy Miller..
    The 3 greats and now I have to suffer Cady McClain as Kelly ..
    I am very unlucky when it comes to Y&R .. LOL :)

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    Patrick replied

    I am very unlucky when it comes to Y&R .. LOL

    You and me both

    I think, I know, what you mean…. ie: Cady McClain… I used to wonder why she was always blinking… and sounded more like stuttering…

    I think she’s changed, over the years… more mature…. growed up some….
    she would aggravate me in the old days with her pigeon Hollow upbringing

    I loved her looks and acting… in the nuAMC

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    Patrick replied

    *stuttering

    more like stammering

    Scott (ATWT Fan) replied

    Cady has always been mature; it’s the writers of her characters that have been immature, especially during Dixie’s 2007 return and Rosanna’s as well. She’s been out-spoken about not wanting to play a changed/dumbed down version of her former characters.

  13. Charlene Lamartina says:

    Let’s see how this will start with her and Jack. With the way he acted toward her at the event.

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  14. Omar says:

    Great news..I will tune it again to Y&R after a 3 month hiatus, just to see Cady and also to see if the show has gotten better writing wise, because it got so bad I had to stop watching..The acting and the directing was very good but the writing and production has been poor..Every scene Cady is on, you know its going to be good..Love her!

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  15. Iakovos says:

    This is BIG news! I like the idea of Bergman and McClain together. Just please let;s write something good here. Has me wondering now if a Phyllis 2.0 will energe at some point. Casting McClain certainly gives a new direction to the role of Kelly.

    My longtem hope for Y&R is fortification of core families and more meaningful interaction of those new characters introduced in recent years. And please, no organized crime stories. Been there, done that.

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  16. Scott (ATWT Fan) says:

    I called that Cady McClain should’ve joined Y&R, especially as Kelly. So I was very happy to hear she IS joining the series. As strong as Cynthia was, Cady is going to add so much stability and longevity to the character. I cannot wait for many years of Kelly to come. Bring on the pairing with Jack; I paired Cady and Peter on my own self-written web soap fiction, so I know the chemistry is there.

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  17. Johnny says:

    Im all for hiring Cady but why in this role?? The character Kelly has no ties to anyone, and has already threatened Jack’s brother’s marriage. The writing for this character better change quickly to capitalize on Cady’s enormous audience appeal. I had hoped Kelly would go complete whack job crazy, let Watros play what she does best, and let the short term story arc end wih her being revealed as Delia’s killer. It is never good when writers have no clear plan for a character, change heir motivations on a whim, and change the writing to suit which daytime heavyweight is playing the role.

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  18. ricardo says:

    great news, I love cady mcclain. she is a wonderful actress. Now bring michael knight ex tad martin of amc, he can play the new adam newman. Also bring marj dusay ex alex of guiding light as dina abbott mergeron, that would make me so happy.

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  19. Cece says:

    I love Cady… She is an awesome actress… I have watched her as Dixie and also as Rosanna…. I know she will be great on Y&R…I had stopped watching several years ago because of the storylines….. and will be watching again because of Cady…. Good Luck Cady on your new Gig…..

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  20. KateA says:

    Bring Vincent Irizarry and Michael Knight to Y&R. Cady was not one of my favorite actors on AMC. However, it will be nice to see a familiar face.

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    Harry replied

    Wasn’t Vincent Izzary already on Y&R? I seem to recall him being paired up with Nikki but maybe that was just a bad dream.

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    Scott (ATWT Fan) replied

    He was David Chow, who has been dead.

    sarahTee replied

    I love Michael Knight. That said, why do people always want to populate shows with the casts of other shows? No more newbs, please!

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    Kate replied

    Well, when actors choose to leave, someone has to take over their role.

  21. Jared says:

    Welcome to Y&R, Cady! Can Jack finally find true love? Can’t wait to find out.

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  22. Spencer says:

    The new Billy is a good actor. However, he looks and has the body of a 12 year old boy. I am sure Cynthia Watros new MTV series will tank. She will then run back and play the Phyllis recast. Especially since she and Jill Farren Phelps are buddies.

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    Scott (ATWT Fan) replied

    David isn’t ‘new’. He was Billy years before Mr. Miller stepped in.

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    Dee replied

    Remembering David Tom as Billy still looks like teenage Billy filling the role of an adult Billy. Billy Miller was adult Billy Abbott. David Tom may very well be playing Billy Abbott now but he’ll always be teen Billy Abbott.

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  23. Harlee says:

    I knew the top dogs was going to keep Kelly because this is what JFP’s tenure thus has been about oodles of new characters….she’s worse then MAB. I’m somewhat tired of all the new characters and especially Dylan\SB!! He’s swallowing the show because he’s a pet of JFP. I don’t like the character. There’s been way too many new characters thrown at us on YR. Now, some I have taken to Hilary, Stitch, Leslie but the rest & some recasts can go away.

    I love Cady. She was fantastic as Rosanna Cabot on ATWT and put a bitchy bite into Rosanna. Nothing like Dixie. What I’m grateful for this recast is the loyal & longtime viewers of CBS actually is familiar with her work & not another snatch & grab from ABC. We have too many great performers languishing from CBS’s ATWT & GL that nobody has offered or probably thought about for roles. Because we got a casting director from AMC. Cady had excellent chemistry with Hunt Block. Maura\Cady is AWESOME!!!

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    Dee replied

    Ten times worse. They jumped from the MAB flames into the fire of JFP. They should just scrap her and start again otherwise she will kill Y&R as she had other shows. Good luck Cady McClain, love her work, no doubt JFP will find something wrong with her.

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  24. Mike says:

    Suzi F’ing Homemaker! Welcome to Y&R !

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  25. shelledale says:

    Why didn’t they make cady phyllis instead of nothing kelly. That character is as boring as dirt so how long will that character last. Cady as Phyllis would of been interesting sharon get her cuppance and phyllis belongs with jack not this kelly person

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    Scott (ATWT Fan) replied

    Cady wouldn’t fit Phyllis. She fits Kelly more, and it’s more depth for her to develop, instead of a previous established character.

    I’m sure they’ll recast Phyllis before 2014 is out; maybe even 2015 at latest.

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    SZima replied

    Cady absolutely would NOT have fit as Phyllis, IMHO.
    I’m OK with her taking over as Kelly, even though I have hated the character so far. But, since Kelly is a newer character and not that well defined, Cady can really “make her her own.”

    I’m still hoping for Robin Christopher to be the new Phyllis! She’d be perfect, and age appropriate, since she and Michelle are the same age.

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    Dee replied

    Really hoping Robin Christopher as the new Phyllis!

    sarahTee replied

    If she has to be re-cast, it does need to be a lady who has equal physical presence. Her height seemed like part of her character. But ugh I just don’t want any more re-casts for a while, we have so many coming and going, i forget what I’m watching half the time.

    (I can’t quite imagine RC as Phyllis, maybe if i think about it a while. Is she still acting?)

    SZima replied

    sarahTee…Robin may not be as tall as Michelle, but they are the same age. I think Robin could easily play the feisty, fiery Phyllis.
    I believe RC’s still acting, but lives on the east coast, so there might be a problem getting her on a west coast show.

  26. sandy says:

    she seems too young

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    Colleen replied

    She’s only one year younger than Cynthia Watros. Although, she’s probably too young for Peter Bergman. She’s 16 years younger than Bergman, I think?

    But, I guess on soaps older actors are paired with significantly younger women a lot. Actually, this happens all over Hollywood.

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  27. Jolene Beth Morgan says:

    First off, I think Cynthia Watros Is a very fine actress, have so enjoyed watching her. Can’t believe another recast I don’t understand. Cynthia Watros & Peter Bergman would have been an excellent acting team! Sorry she is leaving, really sorry. Even though David Tom is the same age as Billy Miller he (David T. ) looks, acts and has the physique & voice of teenager, and coupled up with Amelia Heinle who is 40, ( a young 40, but still 40) I just believe that seeing her do love scenes with a young man who looks about 16, I think is insane. Billy Miller was So exceptional, not happy at all with ‘new’ Billy! Not happy that Cynthia Watros is leaving. Staying with Y&R for Eric Braeden ,MTS, Joshua Morrow, Peter Berman, Kristoff St. John & Daniel Goddard!

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    sarahTee replied

    I think the problem with Mr Tom is that he doesn’t have that gleam in his eye, the sweetness that always made us forgive him in the past.

    David Tom came back in the middle of a CRAZY emotional front-burner story (terrible planning by TPTB eh?) and did really well. But now… he has the intensity nailed, i just miss BM’s je ne sais quoi. I don’t see him with Cady, so hearing Kelly and Jack will be a couple makes more sense.

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  28. Victoria says:

    Will love to see Cady come in and be the new Kelly. She will be a better fit for the role, I think.

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  29. sarahTee says:

    Dixie and Cliff? Yes! ;0)
    I think the Kelly part is definitely going to be bigger with Cady playing her … unless she is as forgotten by the writers as the other former AMCers who they wasted on the show. (i mean really, you have the actors who were a super couple, Angie and Jesse, and just blah blah, wrote ‘em off?)

    Cady is a fiesty lady though, I can’t imagine her taking this gig w/o some big assurances that she’ll get to sink her teeth into a role. Possibly battling PHYLLIS for Jack! I miss Phyllis, would so love for MS to come back!!

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